Delano M. Lantz & Associates

4 North Hanover Street
Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013

717-448-8634 (mobile)
717-422-5879 (fax)


     Business enterprise often leads to disputes requiring experienced legal counsel.  Using his extensive experience, Del will work with you to identify the alternatives available and formulate the best approach to achieve your objectives.  Del provides personal attention to your problem.  He has extensive experience in resolving disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, jury verdict and judicial decision.

Representative Business Litigation Matters: 

  • Defended corporation against a breach of contract claim under an alleged requirements contract.  Summary judgment in client’s favor was upheld on appeal. 
  • On behalf of owner of high rise office buildings, successfully pursued claims against contractors and insurers related to deficiencies in the exterior façade panels. 
  • On behalf of general contractor, obtained jury verdict for 100% of amount claimed when owner refused to pay the balance due.
  • Successfully defended farmer against successive lawsuits seeking specific performance of alleged agreements of sale.  Lower court decisions in favor of farmer were upheld on appeal.
  • Successfully pursued equity action and related proceedings before bankruptcy court on behalf of father to recover his home when his son did not honor oral agreement relating to transfer of title.
  • On behalf of utility company, successfully appealed a lower court decision that required a landowner to pay only a portion of the damages relating to relocation of power line and obtained Superior Court decision requiring the owner to pay all relocation costs.  
  • Pursued claim on behalf of agricultural manufacturer against component part supplier to recover losses resulting from defects in the component and litigated related claims involving insurance coverage available to cover the loss.  Case was resolved through a successful mediation.
  • Defended subcontractor against claims by owner related to defects in the construction of tennis courts.
  • Defended general contractor in multi-party litigation involving claims of defects in construction and obtained dismissal at trial on a motion for compulsory non-suit.
  • Pursued claims on behalf of homeowner for defects in construction of a log home.  Case settled following a court hearing for virtually all damages claimed.
  • Took over representation of landowner after initial unfavorable decision in real estate title dispute involving claims of adverse possession of real estate and obtained favorable final judgment when court reversed its initial decision.
  • Represented eight beer distributors in separate lawsuits to enjoin termination of distribution rights; cases settled after preliminary injunctions were granted.
  • Represented contractor for additional sums owed on the I-95 project in the Philadelphia area and obtained settlement at pre-trial conference.
  • Represented owner in condemnation proceedings related to a sewage treatment plant and related litigation.
  • Represented insured where insurer sought a declaratory judgment relieving it of duty to defend insured; case settled favorably to insured.

    The above represents some of the many commercial litigation matters that have been handled by Del in his practice.  He looks forward to the opportunity to meet with you and determine whether he can be of assistance in solving your business problem.

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